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by Max2
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To all the good ones
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: To all the good ones

Far too many have passed on :( , but they have left me with a lot of good memories :D & smiles . So many times while afield I think of my past dogs and a smile and a good feeling comes over me. Out there with a new candidate who's coming into his own and so many times I feel Jax & Max standing ther...
by Max2
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Oscar has yet to have a run in with a porkie, but he sure loves tangling with skunks :x Hopefully we don't meet a skunk but they are around. I remember my last shorthair Max caught one by the business end once. It was a young one all by itself and woods had been smell'n of skunk just prior to Max c...
by Max2
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

For those who enjoy following the little guy were looking to become a shed finder
by Max2
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Great shot. Did you take them out yourself? Grant I started to and probably got a half dozen and the little guy said no more. I thought of incorporating help and decided it just wasn't worth it . I didn't want to traumatize him. Right now we have a great relationship Axe & I and I want to keep it t...
by Max2
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Thank you Deseeker for the kind words !
Today is Axe’s 1 year anniversary ! How time flies ‘ yesterday he got his quills out
by Max2
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ever had hunting success with a rescue?
Replies: 55
Views: 49903

Re: ever had hunting success with a rescue?

When ever I read into this thread I can't help but remember when I got my first shorthair in 1997 there was a gentleman who was friends with the man who introduced me to the world of birddogs. That man had a brittney he had gotten from a friends wife after the friend had passed away if I remember co...
by Max2
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Hello

Welcome !
by Max2
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup and separation anxiety training
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: New pup and separation anxiety training

Good advice in here . I figured I would type this response for the heck of it and add I wanted to see what else could be found in the photo :D :D You kids today :D

Nice looking pup ! enjoy & take your time as it goes to quick.
by Max2
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wow!!
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Wow!!

Last day of a job - Last 5 minutes of job. Bed of truck full to the top of truck rack with equipment. Front seat just room for driver & dog . Farmer just spread liquid manure ..... Where did Max go ? ( Previous pup) on his return to truck to embark on half hour ride home. He looks all wet .... :D
by Max2
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

For those who chase grouse in NY in winter here is Axe 5 minutes ago. Grouse points are hard to come by this time of year :lol:
by Max2
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDF Banner - Photos Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: GDF Banner - Photos Needed

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by Max2
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sika...new member
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Sika...new member

Welcome Sika hunter !
Sounds like an interesting way to hunt deer. Looking forward to some photo's of the process and story's of success !
by Max2
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new member Minnesota shorthair
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: new member Minnesota shorthair

Let me be the first to welcome Jack & Rudy ! Looking forward to you post'n up ! A lot of very knowledgable folks here that can help you with questions you may have. Hope to see/read more of your adventures ~ Owning a gun dog is one adventure after another :D
by Max2
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Few Images from the Season.......
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: A Few Images from the Season.......

Very nice ! Sounds like thing's are working out in your neck of the woods ! Great photo's !
by Max2
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

MNTonester wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:17 pm
mnaj_springer wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:06 pm
This thread is incredibly fun to scroll through!

Congrats on the fantastic pup!
My thoughts exactly! Nice progression with the pup and really makes me miss Irishwhistler (Mike). :|
Tonester I agree with you 100% about the Irishwhistler !
& Thank's for following Axe
by Max2
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

For those who have enjoyed following Axe here’s a favorite from a couple weeks ago. Snowing heavy , smiling pup & an ole timer :D
by Max2
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Axe has been a super dog so far and we have hit our share of obstacles for sure but we never let it get us down . At 4 months old Axe was hit by a car and when I scooped him from the roadway and rushed him to the emergency vet I remember thinking oh my gosh ! This little guy's life has not even begu...
by Max2
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Isn't that great! You've got a winner; story gives me a thrill and I wasn't even there. :) I know what you mean about the thrill felt . I feel that so often when others post about their pup's ! Thank You ! This thread is incredibly fun to scroll through! This thread is incredibly fun to scroll thro...
by Max2
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

I took Axe to a preserve a couple weeks ago and worked with him while my friend gunned . Axe went on point and I went in for the flush. Bird got up and one shot rang out and the bird went down. Axe retrieved to my hand ! His first pheasant ! First pheasant he ever pointed also .
by Max2
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP puppy owner
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: GSP puppy owner

B-27 It's human nature to get frustrated when thing's don't go the way we might like them to. Remember dog's are not human . :D They are Dog-manity :D They have short attention spans so I have found all training is short & fun. They do know fun ! If you can make them believe that all the fun starts ...
by Max2
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP puppy owner
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: GSP puppy owner

Hey Kid ! & Welcome ! I saw the GSP header and felt I must reply! Far from an expert I am ! Though there are some real knowledgable folks here about . Myself in a situation close to the one you mention I would let him play with it a bit (short time) and take it away. He's a puppy and he's looking at...
by Max2
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Twenty Twenty-One
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Twenty Twenty-One

I also would like to add a big Happy New Year to all who come here !
by Max2
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP puppy tips
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: GSP puppy tips

9 wks ! That's a little one ! Congrat's ! I would be working on getting him coming from all angles. Let him know that being with you is a lot of fun . I wouldn't even think about teaching retreive until later on . Why bother at such a young age . I always like saying this because (IMO) more truer wo...
by Max2
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Water Introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: GSP Water Introduction

I myself get right in there with them if it's just he & I. But the fastest way I know is if you have another dog that likes to swim as well as play with your pup. When the other pup/dog goes in your pup will really want to join in all the fun !
by Max2
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Muzzle loader season
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Muzzle loader season

Been getting out and seeing them but just not the right one . After being successful during the regular firearm season I have been being selective. Storm has probably shut it down for this year . From my tree stand pic
by Max2
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Little Axe is doing well folks ! He's in house training mode ! Not to be confused with house breaking mode :D It's deer season here in NY or at least the tail end of it. So it's a lot of couch time :D We get out a lot but not in the woods !! Soon though :D Axe is my first all white (or mostly) and h...
by Max2
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Irishwhistler
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

Re: Irishwhistler

Been kinda quiet around here with out Mike's post's & Pic's. I kind of got the feeling he's checking the boards each day though. Lord knows he helped me out more then once with my dog questions !
by Max2
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Muzzle loader season
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Muzzle loader season

I know ! This is a dog site however this is the off topic section :D Here where I live we have a little over a week of muzzle loader season about to begin. Thinking on purchasing a tag and hitting it hard for a week just for the heck of it. Havn't muzzle loaded in many years but figured because of t...
by Max2
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad news about our member Irishwhistler
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: Sad news about our member Irishwhistler

I think if you folks had a like button over here Mike would have gotten a lot of likes ! I first read about his passing on the only other board I go on and must say pure shock was what I felt. Mike helped me so many times and I have seen him offer help to others as well . A true dog man & gentleman ...
by Max2
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog started doing a "woodcock shuffle"?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Dog started doing a "woodcock shuffle"?

I just wish I could ask her what the heck she is thinking :lol: Thanks again for chiming in! I bet she might answer that she is just really reved ! I have always gotten a kick out of how these little athletes change as they age. Myself I wouldn't be all that bothered but stay the course you have be...
by Max2
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Looking good! Those grouse and woodcock better watch out Bonasa - Thank you for the kind words on Axe . I sometimes feel awkward to say this as I am just the guy who bought the little pain in the "bleep " :D That said the real credit goes to the folks who made this little guy a possibility . If I h...
by Max2
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I can't wait
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: I can't wait

RayG- I always enjoy following what you have to offer. Also congrats on your new pup ! I have a little one on the ground every day in pursuit of woodcock and the little guy is doing good . What a difference between planted birds and the wild ones. At this point I don't discourage him pointing the ot...
by Max2
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Livin the Dream
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Livin the Dream

Really nice ! Average guy you have done a fine job with these pup's ! I don't mean to sound as though I am taking any credit from the fine four legged companions as you are all a team !

Great stuff !
by Max2
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: winter has come way too early
Replies: 17
Views: 1969

Re: winter has come way too early

Darn !! Kid here in the northeast we have been in the low 70's ! Weather stink's for gett'n a young pup out ! Just to darn hot. And the tick's this year are the worst I have ever seen . I guess we still must forge on ! :D


......... it can be a tuff life being a " sportman"
by Max2
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 71
Views: 4926

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

RyanDoolittle wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:25 am
Let the birds do the teaching.


I agree with this ^^^^^^^ & Shhhhhhhhhh ! meaning just take it all in . He's not catch'n no wild bird :D

Again ~ JMHO !
by Max2
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Average Guy & Mike thank's for the kind words on Axe ! Mike to answer your question we have been play'n in the woods and Axe is hav'n fun ! We have had some real nice points on the local woodcock but mostly prior to the season . That said it's all about having fun ! Past dogs I have pressured and pu...
by Max2
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Looking the part :D but still lots of puppy in there ! A good one all around!
by Max2
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ticks only on dog's head.
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Ticks only on dog's head.

I am thinking the reason your dogs head is the hotspot is because thats where they are catching their ride. Pup cuts through the brush and the ticks drop on. Tick suck ! Plain and simple . That said I would ask your vet what works in your area. Ticks seem to build an imunity to certain topicals. Her...
by Max2
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choosing a lab puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Choosing a lab puppy

Since you have chosen your breeder perhaps enlist their help in your first choice . They could probably give you the best decision based on your wants in a dog. Puppy pick'n for me has been difficult and after the first year or so they are totaly different from when crawling around and looking cute....
by Max2
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

CHRIS, WOW !!! That AXE is growing like a weed. He has really stretched out. Looking good buddy 👌. Cheers, Mikey ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸 Mike he sure is growing ! He has such a personality. Crack's me up all the time. Bruce had done a write up on his sire & dam and I remeber him saying that Axe's dad had a nickname...
by Max2
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Just past 7 months CHRIS, WOW !!! That AXE is growing like a weed. He has really stretched out. Looking good buddy 👌. Cheers, Mikey ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸 Mike he sure is growing ! He has such a personality. Crack's me up all the time. Bruce had done a write up on his sire & dam and I remeber him saying that Axe's...
by Max2
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Just past 7 months
by Max2
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 92
Views: 13828

Re: Got a New Pup

Congrats Team Tess. She's a "Super Girl "

Nice work !
by Max2
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 92
Views: 13828

Re: Got a New Pup

Axe is doing well now . We had a little set back when Axe was hit by a car in mid - June. He was laid up for a while and thank goodness he is doing well now. Could have been much worse. I live on a country lane that two cars can not pass one another at the same time. At the 4.5 month mark he was doi...
by Max2
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 92
Views: 13828

Re: Got a New Pup

7 Months old today. She has held point completely steady for the last 5 pigeons in a row while I am out front kicking around and eventually launching and shooting the bird. She races to the fall in heavy tall CRP cover, hunts dead while I stand silent and wait, finds the bird and runs back to my fe...
by Max2
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Duck Search
Replies: 13
Views: 1846

Re: Duck Search

Very nice average guy - You best think about a name change To " Above Average Guy " Nice work ! Good stuff !
by Max2
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Her First Catch!
Replies: 12
Views: 2008

Re: Her First Catch!

Nice ! You guy's are doing it right ! What memories to cherish !
Good stuff !
by Max2
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Her First Catch!
Replies: 12
Views: 2008

Re: Her First Catch!

Nice !! That's a framer for sure !
by Max2
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I'll Never own Another
Replies: 10
Views: 3112

Re: I'll Never own Another

I said this and here I am with a coming on six month old little pain in the butt !! :D Who makes me smile non-stop . Kinda like I was 15 minutes ago watching him open up a little out back. Starting to look more full grown then puppy. My main reason for holding off was a little different then those y...
by Max2
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

Re: New member

Welcome !